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Old February 23rd, 2017, 10:01 AM   #16
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Re: Tons of dropped frames on miniDV capture. What are my options?

I'm not worried about it. When Scenalyzer Live was last updated, not only was it pre Windows 10, 8, and 7. It was even pre Windows Vista. It was an XP program. Back then, the 2 TB limit hard drive size limit was real. I assume that, when the software requests the amount of free disk space and it gets a number larger than 2 TB, it doesn't know what to do with it, so defaults to thinking there isn't enough space. I seriously doubt there's anything wrong with the fairly new hard drive, since the error happens with both hard drives (both of which have more than 2 TB free), And not because the software is somehow checking the health of the hard drive.
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Old February 28th, 2017, 02:51 PM   #17
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Re: Tons of dropped frames on miniDV capture. What are my options?

I just went through digitizing all my DV / HDV tapes using FCPX. I found using the "Create Archive" to be the best solution to capture the tapes even with dropped frames. I was then able to import the media from the Archive file and edit. Despite dropped frames I was at least able to select footage that was not effected.
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Old February 28th, 2017, 02:59 PM   #18
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Re: Tons of dropped frames on miniDV capture. What are my options?

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I just went through digitizing all my DV / HDV tapes using FCPX. I found using the "Create Archive" to be the best solution to capture the tapes even with dropped frames. I was then able to import the media from the Archive file and edit. Despite dropped frames I was at least able to select footage that was not effected.
If you have access to a Windows computer, I highly recommend using Scenalyzer Live.

Tapes that resulted in a thousand clips, most of which were under a second, were captured just fine on Scenalyzer. (Although I didn't try the Create Archive option.) Because I'm not a Premeire user and really don't want to go through the process of learning a new NLE, I will have to go through the extra step of moving them back to my Mac. But at least I'll have the footage. And the bonus is that I will already have a backup of the original footage.
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Old March 11th, 2017, 06:21 PM   #19
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Re: Tons of dropped frames on miniDV capture. What are my options?

I still shoot tape , both HDV and DVCAM , with my HVR V1e and DSR 500 , I also have three Firestore FS-4HD DTE recorders , which are great for recording conferences and the like .

I used to plug my camcorders , both current ones and earlier ones , into my Macs to ingest via FireWire . I'm using an 8 core MacPro with 16Gb RAM and a pair of 2Tb internal drives configured as a RAID pair for my scratch disc ; there is a separate OS disc in bay 1 and a time machine disc in bay 2 , nothing beyond the OS resides on these . For data storage I have a number of G Technology G-RAID drives on the FW800 bus and anything beyond work in progress goes onto these ( each drive having a backup copy ) .

To capture from tape , I now use an HVR-M15 deck via FW400 - this works unfailingly into FCP 7 . I never bothered with FCP X as I just can't get my head round it and FCP 7 ( I have the full FCS 3 suite ) does everything I want .

I can't remember when I last saw a drop out , other than last year when a friend handed me four very dusty looking mini DV cassettes with dates in 2003 on them . Being suspicious of them , I used my older DSR45 deck to capture them - one tape was damaged , visibly creased , at one point , and there were occasional drop outs on all four tapes - I put it down to them being recorded on a misaligned camcorder as my decks generally play everything thrown at them without issues , and the DDR 45 still plays other tapes just fine .

I'd be very surprised if the issue the OP is having is to do with his Mac ; it may be some import setting . I used to edit using iMovie on an iMac DV ( the first generation ) and a PowerBook Pismo , which was only a G3 processor , importing from my DCR VX-1000 - that now seems like Stone Age stuff , so the Mac Pro should take it in its stride ; HDV is the same data rate as DV so makes no difference .

The only question mark in my mind would be FCP X , given I have done little beyond play with it in the Apple Store and decided I didn't like it .
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